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Evil doctors maltreating a patient. Etching by James Ensor, 1895.

Ensor, James, 1860-1949.
Date
1895

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The screaming patient, sufffering from ascites, sits on a sofa, left. A surgeon and a physician extract various organs from his body. Another physician carrying a jug walks towards them with an unsteady (drunken?) gait. Another surgeon picks his pocket. Right, a skeleton with a scythe, representing death

Publication/Creation

1895

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 18 x 25.2 cm

Lettering

Les mauvais médecins. J. Ensor 95

Publications note

L. Delteil, Le peintre-graveur illustré, vol. 19 (Leys, Braekeleer, Ensor), Paris 1925, no. 97
A. Croquez, L'oeuvre gravé de James Ensor, Geneva 1947, no. 97
A. Taevenier, Graphic work of James Ensor, Brussels 1973, no. 97
James N. Elesh, The illustrated Bartsch, vol. 141 (Ensor), New York 1982, no. 99

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12011i

Language

  • French


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